If you’re buying a new home in
Boise, you have the ability to affect the amount of energy your home uses by
using a good design. Likewise, if you’re in the market
you have the opportunity to greatly improve
the look of your home while taking advantage of a good
design that supports the opportunity for a smaller
carbon footprint. Let’s read over a few some pointers
for the Boise area.
Direction Your Windows Face
You ought to think about the direction your windows face and the environment you live in.
For instance, if it’s toasty in
Boise, you may want to think through placing more windows on the north side of your home to constrain
the amount of direct sunlight that will go in your
home. For windows that will still receive bright
sun, consider a design with overhangs and getting
windows with Low-E glass, which can help decrease the amount
of UV rays going in your home.
On the flipside, if the climate in
Boise is colder a lot of the year, you might think about placing
more windows on the south side of your house to increase
your solar gain. Just like they can help keep the heat out in warmer area,
Low-E windows help insulate and hold heat in your home.
Bumping Up Efficiency
with Replacement Windows
Maybe you’re not building a home in Boise or
doing a massive remodel that may include moving
window locations. If you’re just looking for
replacement windows, you still have a lot of choices
that may help you lower the carbon
footprint of your home. Low-E windows are still a fantastic option.
You can find an option suited for nearly every climate. In addition to the windows themselves, the installation is critical to the performance of your windows—fantastic
options for professional installation exist in
ought to be installed according to the manufacturer’s
recommendations and be properly sealed during installation to perform
correctly. That’s a big reason that professional installation is a preferred
option for many homeowners.
more tricks, check out Pella Windows and Doors on Pinterest. The
pros at our Boise showroom are always
ready to help you find individualized solutions. Stop
in today or call us at 208-373-0002.